Jeanise Aviles, color expert at Seagull Salon recently weighed in on the slime green trend happening right now. Paper Magazine asked three color experts their opinions on slime green color. Why is it exciting? What is causing all the hype and excitement around slime green everything? From slime green nails to slime green Lambos, Jeanise talks shop and why slime green is EVERYWHERE.
PAPER spoke to NYC-based artists and color theorists Nic Walter, Roxie Darling, and Jeanise Aviles, whose ideas on how slime green became our new normal range from the fascinatingly historical to the essentially spiritual. Learn more by reading on, and taking a tour through your faves rocking some major slime green looks.
Jeanise Aviles, Color Expert at Seagull Salon:
My own vibe about green right now is this: the reason why I'm wearing it is that I need to lead with my heart. I need to be aware and conscious of my heart right now; green is the color of the heart and love chakra. There is so much uncovering in the world in terms of hate, secrets, and distortion, which is a lot to take. The green keeps me in alignment with acting and speaking with love. It's like a battle color that you can show your love power with. If I had to guess, I'd say that others are recognizing green in the world because the pink wave has turned over, and maybe it's more in your face; maybe it's environmental. It's the word on the street. I think it gets into people's brains as well. In my mind, and from what I'm seeing, it's a color that represents a spiritual fight against all we're trying to dismantle right now.
By this point, it seems that the presence of what we've been calling "slime green" is everywhere: from outfits and hair looks worn by Kim Kardashian and SZA to close-knit fashion circles to street style. In figuring out how these sorts of uber-popular color trends start (or how they continue), we thought it best to obtain an expert opinion, especially for a color this assertively vibrant.